Okay, so you were a wild child teenager. You loved to live on the edge and truly express who you were. Naturally, you got a tattoo to forever seal your cool factor and free spirited personality. Unfortunately, you were incredibly young and didn’t think of how a Smurf riding a rainbow unicorn would look when you were in your 60’s…or hell, even your 30’s. Who’s going to take a 30 something hungry lawyer seriously with that tattoo coming down your arm. Forget wearing anything without sleeves or not constantly wearing a 3 piece suit. Luckily for you, there’s now a little something called laser tattoo removal.
This month, we’ll feature a new series taking a look deeper into tattoos, what they are, how you get rid of them, and the whole process that’s involved. So without further interruption, I give you our next feature.
The other method of tattoo removal is:
During surgical removal, the skin is numbed with an injection of a local anesthetic. The tattoo is removed with a scalpel, and the edges of skin are stitched back together. After the procedure, antibacterial ointment can help promote healing. Surgical tattoo removal is effective — but it leaves a scar and might be practical only for small tattoos. (In some cases involving large tattoos, a skin graft from another part of the body may be necessary.)